Defective Product Claims We Handle
We have the legal experience and resources to handle a variety of defective product claims, such as:
Defective consumer and industrial products can cause severe injuries to motorists, industrial workers, and consumers due to faulty design, manufacturing, or marketing.
Asbestos is widely used in manufacturing and in many home and commercial products. Exposure to asbestos can cause diseases such as asbestosis, malignant mesothelioma, and several kinds of cancer.
- Benzene Acute Myeloid Leukemia Risk
Exposure to benzene—one of the top 20 chemicals used in the United States—has been linked to acute myeloid leukemia, a fast-spreading cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
The lithium ion batteries used to power electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigarettes," can explode or catch fire at any time, causing serious and permanent injuries.
Endoscope devices called duodenoscopes are used to help remove blockages from the channels that drain a patient’s liver. But the devices feature a design that may be difficult or impossible to disinfect between uses, which may expose patients to antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.
Essure® Birth Control Implant Side Effects
The Essure® birth control implant is marketed as an alternative to traditional “tube tying” surgeries. But since its approval in 2002, the device has been linked to unintended pregnancies with complications, painful side effects requiring surgery to correct, and even death.
Exactech® Knee Replacement Failure
Patients who received Exactech® Optetrak® knee replacement models produced between 2011 and 2012 may face an increased risk of early device failure requiring corrective surgery.
Forced-Air Warming Blankets
Used to help regulate the patients' body temperatures during surgery, forced-air warming blankets are used in a majority of U.S. hospitals. But the devices may spread bacteria to surgical sites, which can potentially increase the risk of hospital infections.
Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Certain models of hernia mesh, a surgical product used for hernia repair, have been linked to serious health complications, such as allergic reactions, bowel obstruction, renal failure, and more.
Implanted into patients at risk of arterial blockages and pulmonary embolism, inferior vena cava filters help prevent fragments of blood clots from reaching the heart or lungs. But the devices can break apart in the body, causing serious injury or even death.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers at job sites, factories, or within homes where the material was used.
Metal-on-Metal Hip Injuries
Friction between moving components within metal-on-metal hip implant devices can cause severe pain and other conditions that require corrective surgery.
Mirena® IUD Injury
The Mirena IUD is implanted into a woman’s uterus for up to five years at a time. But the device can migrate within the body, causing painful internal injuries, scarring, and even infertility.
Morcellators are powered surgical tools used to break apart tissue in uterine fibroid removal and hysterectomy procedures. But when patients have previously undetected cancers, these devices can spread cancerous cells to other areas of the body.
St. Jude Pacemaker Recall
Pacemakers are powered by batteries and are supposed to give patients ample warning of battery failure. However, some pacemakers manufactured by St. Jude Medical Inc. have been reported to short circuit, leaving patients with little time to seek treatment or face life-threatening health complications.
Stöckert 3T Heater-Cooler Infections
Used in more than 150,000 cardiac procedures in the U.S. each year, the Stöckert 3T heater-cooler is designed to help regulate surgical patients’ blood temperature. But recently, federal regulators have discovered the device’s faulty design may pose an increased risk of severe—or even fatal—complications caused by infection.
Stryker® Hip Implant Lawsuits
A defective component has been reported in 14 of Styker® Corporation's hip replacement products, and hundreds of thousands of patients may be at risk. Our legal team has experience investigating defective medical device cases, and we're ready to help determine your rights to compensation.
Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer
Millions of women use talcum powder and other products containing talc on a daily basis. However, the use of talc products in the genital area has been linked to an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Transvaginal Mesh Failure
Surgeons implant transvaginal mesh in patients suffering from pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. But the mesh can erode, causing severe pain and organ perforation, and may require additional surgeries to correct.
Zimmer Persona® Knee Implant
Certain components of the Zimmer Persona total knee replacement system can loosen within the knee, causing side effects that can require additional surgery to correct.
Personal Legal Service
Insurance companies only see dollar signs when negotiating defective product claims. Cofman Townsley sees people. That’s why we do our best to ensure you talk directly to your lawyer when you call us about the status of your claim. And while we’re working on your claim, we’ll help you get the medical treatment you need to feel better.
Our defective product lawyers will personally handle your case to help you get the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Get in touch with us today—just fill out our free initial consultation form or dial (888) 223-6225.